Things to see and do in the Howick Region

1. Musick Point

02 iconMusick Point is situated at the end of the Bucklands Beach Peninsular. The road to the Point is through the Howick Golf Course, and it is best to move through the golf course quickly, watching out for golf balls and golfers.

Once through the course you can relax and enjoy the parklike surrounds and lookouts on the cliff tops giving amazing almost 270 degree views across the Hauraki Gulf to various islands, the Coromandel Peninsular, the North Shore, the City, west to the Waitakere Range and further round to Manukau. The Howick Golf Course is open to visitors.

Musick Point was named in honour of Captain Edwin C. Musick, an aviation pioneer in flying boats who, in 1938, was lost at sea in Western Samoa. Musick Point is of historic interest having first been occupied by the Ngariki people centuries ago. Being at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour this was always been an important site for warning and defence.

The white Art Deco building was used for radio communication by the New Zealand forces during wartime,and more recently by amateur radio enthusiasts. The area is planted with Pohutakawa trees. In early summer these trees give a fantastic floral display of red flowers. This building is not open to the public.

This area of the Point was returned to the local Iwi recently under Treaty of Waitangi reparations. The Point is locked at night so do check the opening and closing times at the entrance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musick_Point

 

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